PSG’s Cavani and Southampton’s Shaw are wanted as Blues players before the tournament in Brazil starts.
Jose Mourinho expects to complete a multi-million pound double transfer for Chelsea of Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani and Luke Shaw of Southampton, before the 2014 World Cup starts, according to the Mirror.
Both players remain firm targets for the Blues, as Mourinho looks to improve his squad before the tournament in Brazil starts and save having the pressure of completing late deals.
In fact the 51-year-old is so confident that the west Londoners will land their men before the World Cup begins that the manager has signed up to help in the World Food Programme in June and July.
Recruitment upfront remains a priority for the club, as the current attacking trio of Demba Ba, Samuel Eto’o and Fernando Torres have been less than impressive and could all leave Stamford Bridge in the summer.
Cavani has been a top target for Mourinho even before the Uruguay international made the club record £54m switch to PSG in the summer of 2013.
Since then the South American has been in good form, but has had to play on the right wing to accommodate the talismanic Zlatan Ibrahimovic and is thought to have become disillusioned at the Parc des Princes.
The Blues will have to break the £50m British transfer record – set by their purchase of Torres in 2011 – to sign Cavani however.
Meanwhile Shaw has been impressing with the Saints over the past two years and as a self-confessed Chelsea fan, the 18-year-old is likely to be keen on a move to west London as a long-term replacement for Ashley Cole.
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